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Service Dogs Change Lives

Ryan DeRoche tells me what a service dog means to him following his mountain bike accident several years ago. Through the non-profit National Education for Assistance Dog Services or NEADS World Class Service Dogs, he was partnered with a new best friend named Oliver. He says on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show,…

New York Now First State to Ban Declaw

New York State is now the first U.S. state to ban declawing cats. In June, state lawmakers passed Assembly person Linda Rosenthal (D)Manhattan bill to ban the procedure, which truly amputates cat’s claws. Governor Cuomo not only signed the bill, but he called the declaw procedure “archaic, inhumane and unnecessary.” “Declawing is a cruel and…

TNVR to Humanely Support Community Cats with Dr. Julie Levy

Dr. Julie Levy of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine is truly a legendary veterinarian. Most veterinarians know her name, and that’s because she’s authored and co-authored so many scientific papers, especially regarding cats, most especially shelter cats. She’s also a longtime proponent of trap-neuter-vaccinate-return (TNVR) for feral or community cats, and that’s…

American Veterinary Medical Association: Choosing the Right Pet for You

Dr. Kendall Houlihan, assistant director of animal welfare of the American Veterinary Medical Association chats on my national Steve Dale’s Pet World radio show about how to choose the right pet for you.  We talk about it all, from Guinea pigs to cats and dogs. And do your homework. People get rabbits when little kids…

Keeping Dogs Safe and Cool in Hot Weather

Heat stroke can be a real issue for dogs. People sweat, dogs pant. And panting isn’t nearly as efficient at cooling the body. That’s the case for all dogs, just because they are dogs. Dogs do sweat a bit from their paw pads (sometimes leaving sweat marks – and if that happens, you know your…

Can You Believe 2018-2019 Combined 82 Dogs Killed by Owners in Hot Cars

For the past few years, whenever I write a piece about leaving pets in hot cars, I actually get criticized for writing about the same old same old boring thing. Well, it may be boring – but it’s still happening! I don’t quote People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals often – but they’re the…

Top-10 Heartworm Cities

Nowadays, there’s a top-10 list for everything. I doubt it ever occurred to David Letterman to create a top-10 for cities with the most heartworm, but he would be thrilled to know there is now such a list. This list is based on the highest percentage increase in positive heartworm test results for dogs and cats…

Virginia Passes Animal Cruelty Law to Support Felony Animal Cruelty Charges

A animal cruelty law passed by Virginia’s legislature and signed by Gov. Ralph Northam stiffens the penalty for animal cruelty, and just went into effect. The law, also referred to as “Tommie’s Law” is named a dog dog that died after be being tied to a pole and set on fire. That’s as horrific as…

Leptospirosis: On the Rise in Flooded Areas and Big Cities

One of the lesser known and hidden dangers of hurricanes and tropical storms is a water-borne bacterial infection, called leptospirosis which can be deadly to people, dogs and other animals. Regarding Hurricane Barry, now tropical depression Barry, it’s too early to tell – but it’s very likely incidents of leptospirosis will increase in the area…

You’re Invited to Free Animal Behaviour Society Event

Dr. Terri Bright, director of the Behavior Department at MSPCA-Angell, about The 56th Annual Conference of ABS (Animal Behaviour Society) and joint meeting with the Ethological Congress, a conference coming to Chicago as part of the ABS Annual Meeting and FREE PUBLIC DAY. The Animal Behaviour Society free event is Saturday, July 27, 9:00AM-1:00 PM…

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